The 2015 5 oz Silver America The Beautiful - Kisatchie National Forest coin celebrates Louisiana's only National Forest. Established in 1930, Kisatchie is named after an Indian tribe native to the area, and provides protection to vital habitat for migrating birds as well as many endangered animal and plant species. Comprised of 604,000 acres of bayous, piney hills, cypress groves and some of the last natural Louisiana prairie, Kisatchie National Forest offers camping, hiking, hunting, and horse trails.
The reverse of this impressive coin, designed by William Cousins, shows a wild turkey in flight above blue-stem grasses, with long-leaf pine trees in the distance. The rim is crowned with the inscription "Kisatchie," while the turkey is flanked by the words "Louisiana" and the national motto "E Pluribus Unum." The obverse features John Flanagan's classic George Washington quarter dollar design and the "P" mint mark of Philadelphia.
Each coin is struck from .999 fine silver. The 2015 Kisatchie National Forest 5 oz America the Beautiful silver coin is limited to 34,000 pieces, and its striking design is sure to make it a popular entry in the series.
|Mint Mark:||P - Philadelphia|
|Actual Metal Weight:||5 ozt|
|Face Value:||Quarter Dollar|
|Mint:||United States Mint|
|Obverse Designer:||John Flanagan|
|Reverse Designer:||William C. Cousins|
|Series:||America the Beautiful|